Biz buzz:
‘Sleuth’ signings include Greer

       Acclaimed Denver-area writer Robert Greer will sign copies of his new novel at the Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105, Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 2 p.m.
       Greer's book, “Resurrecting Langston Blue,” is the latest in his CJ Floyd mystery series. A practicing surgical pathologist, he has received the Chester Himes Black Mystery Writers award, is founding editor of the High Plains Literary Review and has had several of his novels optioned for Hollywood movies.
       Other upcoming signings at the Book Sleuth are:
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, noon to 2 p.m. - James D. Doss, the New Mexico author of the recently released “Shadow Man,” the 10th in the mystery fiction series about Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon.
  • Friday, Oct. 14, noon to 2 p.m. - Trey R. Barker, author of “2,000 Miles to Open Road.”
       Leslie Yoder, director of operations for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, went to Hattiesburg, Miss., this month to help start a computerized database for animals that were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
       The Humane Society has already sent some pet supplies to the affected areas, according to society spokesperson Ann Hagerty. “Staff is grateful for the outpouring of support offered by the Colorado Springs community,” she said. “Many have already called to offer their homes for fostering animals displaced by Katrina.”
       For more information or to assist in that effort, call the Humane Society at 473-1741, ext. 177.
       Dancing Hearts Studio, specializing in yoga classes, recently opened at 2828 W. Colorado Ave. The owner is Pat Cook Gulya. She also teaches, along with Jessica Feis, Debbie Joyous and Maria and Wesley McCleery. Classes are offered for beginning and experienced students.
       The phone is 685-1100.
       Pass It On, which specializes in helping families pass on businesses or estates to children or employees, has relocated from the downtown to the Westside. The new location is 1216 W. Colorado Ave.
       The business, originally established in 1947, is owned by Don See. Other services include charitable planning, long-term care planning and executive benefits for key employees. The phone is 471-8320.
       Ann McCauley will be signing her book “The Pleasures of Knitting,” at Green Valley Weavers & Knitters, 2115 W. Colorado Ave., Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1 pm and from 3 to 4 pm . She is also having a “Trunk Show,” (displaying all the garments described in her book) and will be conducting classes throughout the day.
       Funky Treasures - the Rockin' Boutique is the name of a new clothing store at 2121 W. Colorado Ave.
       Featured styles include club wear, lingerie, biker t-shirts, retro ('70s and '80s) and Gothic. Posters and gifts for men and women are also available.
       The owner is Jill Marie. The business is open Tuesday through Saturday.
       Old Town Pizza, 2609 W. Colorado Ave., has changed ownership and has a new name: Charlie's Old Town Pizza.
       The new owner is Charlie Cagiao, who also owns the nearby retail imports shop, Silver Moon Presents.
       Open daily, the eatery will continue to offer handmade pizza and sandwiches.
       The phone number has also changed. It is now 475-0535.
       The Staples office-supply store at 4520 Centennial Blvd (off Garden of the Gods Road) will accept recycled computer hardware, including desktop and laptop computers, keyboards, mice and monitors, Friday, Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       The event is co-sponsored by the Intel Corp., 1575 Garden of the Gods Road.
       Up to three systems can be recycled per individual. A fee of $10 will be collected, with proceeds donated to local school districts.
       The goal is to “help keep used electronics out of the waste stream and contribute to a safer and cleaner environment,” an Intel press release states.
       Jenny Cheeseman, who recently started as an employee at Goodwill Industries, 2320 W. Colorado Ave., won first place in singles and second in doubles at this year's Colorado Special Olympics tennis event in Denver in August.

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